Hooked on Transformers Works for Me!

Discussion in 'Transformers General Discussion' started by Weirdwolf, Nov 30, 2006.

  1. Weirdwolf

    Weirdwolf TFYLP Podcast Founder TFW2005 Supporter

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    When you were a kid (okay, maybe even an adult) and watched the Transformers cartoon (G1 for me) or the comic, or even read the tech spec bios, did you learn a lot through Transformers? If so, what?

    I learned a quite a few things. For example, if I saw the word "electromagnetic" or "serrated" in a tech spec, and I didn't know what it meant, I'd ask my mom or look it up. Same thing with the show or comic. Different interesting words that your average 10 year old just doesn't always hear.

    For me, growing up with Transformers wasn't just some toy I was really in to, but a learning/growing experience as well. Any other similar experiences?
     
  2. Altercron

    Altercron Well-Known Member

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    I learned all the life skills I'll ever need watching Beast Wars.


    For example, NEVER feed a rhino beans.

    Never take a big shiny disc from a T-Rex.

    Never use an extra moon to try to destroy the Earth, the stupid monkey's will always stop you.


    As for words? Nope. I read the dictionary as a child when I was bored. Seriously.
     
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    Blunticon The Oddjob

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    I learned that Transformers Rock!
     
  4. BowB4Prime

    BowB4Prime arse dimples

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    um i learned to make up my own words to swear by as a kid so my mom wouldnt slap my teeth in, and slag was one of my favorites.... but i think transformers also help with hand and eye coordination and motor skills, coz im awesome with my hands n stuffs
     
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    Nerd Bomber Consulting your needs

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    I learned how fast one could become broke.
     
  6. Codimus Prime

    Codimus Prime Missouri Toy Hunter

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    "me grimlock learned how to talk in 3rd person"
     
  7. jignat

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    all kidding aside, I was 4/5 when i watched the toon and i would read the techspecs religiously. I always liked that despite the goofiness of the cartoon, the vocabulary/compostion of the dialogue was well-done , barring the puns.
     
  8. Switchblade

    Switchblade Just a raggedy man

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    From the tech specs I learned that if you hold a piece of transparent red plastic over red squiggly lines, the lines turn invisible.

    From the original cartoon I learned that you don't have to be a good artist to get a job making cartoons.

    From the comic book I learned to fear carwashes, easpecially those filled with doom.
     
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    Feralstorm I ship Nick & Judy TFW2005 Supporter

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    I learned as a kid that I could do a dead-on Soundwave impersonation, and as I grew up I learned my impression actually sucked. :) 
     
  10. Omegatron

    Omegatron Mandatory Fun. Buy it now TFW2005 Supporter

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    I learned more reading comic books. But I did learn that Optimus Prime was a ...never mind.

    -Tony!
     
  11. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    I can't believe I'm about to post this, because it's so corny...

    ...but I learned positive moral values. Yeah, the kitschy points in each plot...they made it through to me. :redface2: 
     
  12. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    i learnt that optimus prime is a dick.
     
  13. Switchblade

    Switchblade Just a raggedy man

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    Giant robot that turned into a big red truck?

    :p 
     
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    Techspecs did me on... and I read them as much as possible. :) 

    When I was in HS I used to use the lingo from Beast Wars all the time.

    "Well that's just Prime.. We're all going to die!"

    Used Slag a lot....
     
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    I learned that if Transformers didn't exist, life would be a lot less interesting.
     
  16. Phy

    Phy I want... ROOM SERVICE!!

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    Heck no. But I did learn what Lagrange points were from the Gundam novels.
     
  17. unicron's blues

    unicron's blues I need to get rich!

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    QFT
     
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    Funny! I used to sit in the den and read the encyclopedias!
     
  19. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    dude thats me!
     
  20. QuantumShock

    QuantumShock Stay for brunch ?

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    I always got mixed up with cartoon Transformers and the actual....transformer -_-".
     

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